Managing communication in large-scale projects

Moving from Student to Engineer: Part 2

By Robert Lyons, Technical and Management Consultant, and Nancy Barr, PhD

On top of their day jobs, engineers are often called on to work on the proposals to win business that keeps the company alive. Engineering students are probably familiar …

How communication in industry differs from academia

Moving from Student to Engineer – Part 1

By Robert Lyons, Technical and Management Consultant, and Nancy Barr, PhD

The differences between academic and industrial communication projects seem to be in scope and scale of content, size and number of teams, duration of collaboration, and geographic dispersion. 

Industry …

Communication is negotiation

By Nancy Barr, PhD, and Robert Lyons, Technical and Management Consultant.

A common question of engineering students nearing graduation involves negotiating. They want to know whether it’s okay to negotiate when they receive a job offer, how to negotiate without offending, i.e., losing out on the …

Managing Q&A for Maximizing Engagement in Remote Environments

The question and answer period in any presentation has always been a key part of measuring and enabling audience engagement with the presenter and their content. An active Q&A session tells you that your audience has been listening and interested; a silent Q&A tells you …

Beware of the accidental audience

By Christine Nicometo, originally published on LinkedIn.

As I near the two-decade mark teaching presentations to professionals, you might say I’ve seen it all. From the brilliantly terrified to the underprepared but overly confident, speakers each start with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. However, …

The December 2020 of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is Now Available

The new issue is now available online.

Volume 64, Number 4, December 2020

Integrative Literature Review:

Internet-Mediated Genre Studies: An Integrative Literature Review (2005–2019), by X. Shi, S. Carliner, and W. Wan

This study explores internet-mediated genre studies and identifies the specific genres studied, the analytical components, research methods used, …